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Sunday December 3, 2023 
Family & Communion Sunday
Praise Music
Scripture Reading
Message-Pastor Jared Murray
 Mighty God
Matthew 1:18-25
Closing Song
Worship Gathering
One Worship Service at 10:00am in the Sanctuary

Kingdom Kids Children’s Ministry- This Sunday, Dec. 3 is Family Pew Sunday. All children remain in the Worship service with their families.
Christmas Day Dinner 12-2pm - This year FBC will continue the tradition of offering a free Christmas Day dinner to our greater Red Bank community. You can be a part of it in a number of ways.  First, be an inviter! The dinner has played an important role to many in our area, especially the elderly, lonely, and individuals with special needs.  Second, Volunteer! Volunteer forms are available on the Welcome desk. Simply check off where you would like to help and drop it in the offering box or give it to Pastor Russ! There is a volunteer form online you may use also - Link below:   May the joy of service bless you richly.  
Sponsor a Local Child’s Christmas - Once again FBC will be sponsoring Aslan Students for Christmas. We have 12 students ages 10-14 to shop for. Names and wish lists will be available on Sunday, Dec. 3. Please return the wrapped gifts by 12/10. Any questions contact Charlie Allocco at 732-778-7951.
Christmas Season Calendar
Sunday, Dec. 3 - 1st Sunday in Advent - 10am Worship, Communion
Sunday, Dec. 10 - 2nd Sunday in Advent- 10am Worship - Children’s Nativity Program
Sunday. Dec. 17 - 3rd Sunday in Advent - 10am Worship
Sunday, Dec. 24 - 4th Sunday in Advent - Christmas Eve - 9am Worship Service, 4pm- Candlelight Service
Sunday, Dec. 31 - New Years Eve - 10am Worship and immediately following there will be a “Noon Year’s Eve” Party in Fellowship Hall with a countdown of milk & cookies toast and  activities for the kids.
Church Council Minutes - The Church Council Minutes from October 25, 2023 are now available. If anyone would like a copy of them, please contact Linda at the church office Monday thru Thursday from 9-1pm. She will gladly email or mail you a copy.
Thank You - “May God continue to bless our church. I would like to thank the staff and members of First Baptist for remembering my 99th birthday” Anita Keyser
Prayer Space – In the Forum
“Prayer times are open to everyone and there is No need to sign-up.
Monday – 7:30-8:15 am – Led by Pastor Russ
Thursday – 12 noon – Led by Pastor Steve
Friday – 7:15-8:15 am – Men’s Group – Led by Pastor Jared
Realize 2025 Gatherings- Open to Everyone
Sunday Evenings –Fall dates: Dec. 3  Meets in the Forum from 6:30 – 8pm
Monday Evenings –Fall dates: Dec. 4  Meets in the Forum from 6:30 – 8pm
FBC & Branch Gathering
Come join us as FBC & Branch gather to enjoy a catered meal together, sing Christmas Carols and Pray on Monday, December 11 from 6-8pm.  
Zoom Prayer Meetings
Wednesday Mornings – 7:30-8:15 am – Led by Pastor Jared
FBC Communities - Everyone is invited to join our Community Groups
Tuesday Bible Study – An in-depth study of the book of the Bible. Currently studying the Gospel of John and meets in the Forum from Noon to 1:30pm.  Led by Pastor Steve.  
Tuesday Night Ladies Group – A small group for women who want to support each other in healthy eating & fitness, both physical and spiritual. Leaders are Brooke Batchler & Alex Woodward, and they meet every other week at 7:00pm in members' homes. All ladies are welcome. Our study is “Faithfully Different”  by Natasha Crain.
Thursday Night Zoom Group –  We will no longer be holding the group on Zoom. We will still be studying prophecy, but it will be online. They are up at and we’ll be adding additional material to cover things that would have been gone over in the live study.
Thursday- Senior Community Group- Led by Pastor Russ & Ginni Jones. Bible study and prayer with a focus on our FBC seniors. We will be meeting on Thursdays at 7:00pm on Zoom and are studying the Old Testament books often referred to as the minor prophets. Currently we are studying Amos. Note - We are taking a break and will resume on  Jan. 4th, 2024.
Sunday - Through the Bible Class – Led by Pastor Russ.  An in-depth verse by verse study of the scriptures. We are currently studying 2 Kings. We will be meeting in person in the Clayton Room at 8:30am and will also be on Zoom.
ANCHOR Student Ministries – All students in grades 6-12th are welcome! We will meet on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:15 pm. Note - No Youth Group Dec. 21st - Jan. 4th. We will resume on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.
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